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ORKNEY ISLANDS SEA ANGLING ASSOCIATION

 

COMPETITION RULES for local Club 1 Day Competitions)

(See bottom of page for Points System and Rules for Scottish Open Boat in September)

1. Entry fee must be paid before the competition begins.

2. Decisions taken by the committee must be adhered to.

3. The competition will be fished on a catch and release basis and Minimum sizes apply. All fish scored must meet these limits printed on the rear of the score cards with the exception of Cod and Ling, however if anglers wish to retain Cod and Ling for the table then they must conform to the minimum size limits, namely, 35cms and 72cms respectfully.

4. All fish count with the exception of Weaver Fish, Octopus and Starfish.

5. All flat fish may be counted, with the exception of Common Skate, which may be eligible for a special prize by the organising committee.

6. Only fish hooked forward of the gills may be counted.

7. Undersize fish must not be retained. Competitors must place their fish as they are caught into the bags or container as supplied by the committee.

8. The heaviest fish will be retained ungutted and will be weighed on the quayside for consideration for the heaviest fish trophy.

9. No competitor may have more than ONE rod with reel and running line in use at one time and no more than THREE hooks attached. Treble hook counts as three hooks and double hooks as two hooks. Treble, double or single hooks fitted with articial lures must not exceed size 8/0. Hooks on lures must be free swinging except on spoons or eels where they may be fixed.

10. All boats must have a "Fishing Skipper" who will be responsible for the drawing of boat places each day. He/she will also be responsible for discipline and fair play on board the boat.

11. Boat casting is permitted ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
a. every angler maintains their drawn position with all anglers fishing from the same side of the boat.
b. below the rail from outside.
c. underhand.
d. no impinging.

12. The Organising Committee do not hold themselves responsible or liable for any accident arising out of the use of the boats.

13. Score cards are the responsibility of each angler and will only be marked by a fellow angler or boat crew, at no time will the competitor mark their own card.

14. No Litter will be disposed of overboard and instead will be placed within the bin provided.

15. ALL FISH WEIGHED IN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND CAN BE RETAINED BY THE COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT, FOR SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS, TO SUSPEND OR BAN ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCES OF DRINK OR DRUGS ON BOARD A BOAT AT ANY TIME DURING THE COMPETITION.

 

 

 

COMPETITION RULES (For 2 Day Competitions)

(See bottom of page for Points System and Rules for Scottish Open Boat in September)

1. Entry fee must be paid before the competition begins.

2. Decisions taken by the committee must be adhered to.

3. The following sizes of fish are the MINIMUM length to be weighed in:-
Whiting 10.6", Haddock 11.75" (30cm), Cod & Pollack 16" (40.6cm), Coalfish 18", Conger 22.8", Ling 24.75" (63cm). Only 30lb of Spurdog may be weighed in.

4. The following fish may NOT be weighed in:-
Mackerel, Dragnet, Sea Scorpion, Blenny, Weavers, and Lumpsuckers. All types of shellfish are ineligible.

5. All flat fish may be weighed in, with the exception of Common Skate, which may be eligible for a special prize by the organising committee.

6. Only fish hooked forward of the gills may be counted.

7. Undersize fish must not be retained. Competitors must place their fish as they are caught into the bags or container as supplied by the committee.

8. The heaviest fish will be included in the basket for the heaviest catch each day in the aggregate catch.

9. No competitor may have more than ONE rod with reel and running line in use at one time and no more than THREE hooks attached. Treble hook counts as three hooks and double hooks as two hooks. Treble, double or single hooks fitted with articial lures must not exceed size 8/0. Hooks on lures must be free swinging except on spoons or eels where they may be fixed.

10. All boats must have a "Fishing Skipper" who will be responsible for the drawing of boat places each day. He/she will also be responsible for discipline and fair play on board the boat.

11. Boat casting is permitted ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
a. every angler maintains their drawn position with all anglers fishing from the same side of the boat.
b. below the rail from outside.
c. underhand.
d. no impinging.

12. The Organising Committee do not hold themselves responsible or liable for any accident arising out of the use of the boats.

13. No litter will be deposited overboard, it will instead be placed in the bin provided.

14. ALL FISH WEIGHED IN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND CAN BE RETAINED BY THE COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT, FOR SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS, TO SUSPEND OR BAN ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCES OF DRINK OR DRUGS ON BOARD A BOAT AT ANY TIME DURING THE COMPETITION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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